Jesus: a Pilgrimage

Friday, September 26, 2014
James Martin, SJ

First off, you need to know that I’m a bit of a Jesuit groupie (if those are two ideas that can actually be combined).   I went to University of Detroit for my undergrad degree, and had some fabulous Jesuit professors.  So, of course, I had to read Jesus: a Pilgrimage by James Martin, SJ.  You might recognize his name from NPR, FOX, PBS or Comedy Central – he’s a regular on The Colbert Report.   Right from the start, Martin explains that this book isn’t just for Catholics or Christians or for those with extensive knowledge of the life of Jesus.   He hopes that it is truly a book for all that anyone who reads it will find something that speaks to them.  Martin paints the picture of the Holy Land today, while examining the stories from the Gospel in historical context, and sharing with us, his personal reactions.   Know going into it that this is a big book (400 pages plus) but that you won’t want it to end.  The good news is that Martin has written quite a few books!  Check our catalog!

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